Diana Jean (Keigher) Selfe was born November 8, 1948 in Kankakee, Illinois. She passed through Heaven’s pearly gates into the arms of Jesus and her husband Steve Selfe on January 4, 2020 in Delta Junction, Alaska at the age of 71 years old.
Diana’s life was full of adventure however she hated her picture being taken and would scowl for cameras. As a small child she stood up against the bullies, most who were twice her size. Starting young, Diana always protected her siblings. Her teen years were spent playing baseball and she had a mean left-handed throw. She became involved in church and enjoyed the visiting ministry who came to her home. As an adult, Diana left home at the age of 18 to explore. Her travels took her to Kentucky and Florida. This adventurous spirit brought her to Alaska where she lived in a bus the first winter and worked at Jack’s station. Diana re-discovered her teen passion, and this brought her to Delta Christian Center where she joined and became a 36-year member. Through the support of the church, she raised her children, married her husband Steve Selfe, and became a Deacon. Her hobbies most recently included volunteering at the Delta Senior Center, caring for her beloved pet Suzy, playing the flute and as always keeping tabs on her sisters back home.
Lady Di or Killer Keigher, as her close friends so affectionally called her, will be remembered for a lot of things. Most importantly her dedication to people, her stubbornness and being a trustworthy and protective friend. These top the list of her traits.
Diana leaves behind her children: Casey Zachgo (Robin Dyer Zachgo), John Jenkins and Seth Keigher. Sisters: Patty Keigher and Susan Farthing. Grandchildren John and Kyra Jenkins (mother Gwendolyne Jenkins). Grandchildren: Shaylana Rachael, Shanmichael Zvorak, Candaice Bladen, Tyler Keigher, Maykayla Keigher (mother Shannon Keigher). Their spouses and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Diana is preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents Goldwin and Nellie Keigher, Harvie and Jewel McKee. Parents Francis (Frank) Keigher, Jean McKee Keigher. Brother Francis (Frankie) Keigher and sister Sonja Southard. Daughter Kelly Jo Keigher, and husband Steve Selfe.
A celebration of life will be held at Delta Christian Center in Delta Junction, Alaska on Saturday, January 18 at 2 PM. Please bring a small finger food dish to share. In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to the Delta Senior Companion Program. For more information contact Gwendolyne Jenkins at (858) 354-9680.